Now that is cool. I'm really gonna have to try to carve a pumpkin like that one year for Halloween. Just curious about something. Did you paint the pumpkin purple, or did you use a black light? or both?
Thank you very very much *takes trophy* I appreciate it.
Well, I found that picture, made it black and white, then converted the colors to negative on the computer and printed it off. I taped that pic to the pumpkin and then made pinholes to give myself the general outline of the figure. After that I separated the picture from the pumpkin and used my marks as a guide to cut out all the places that were black and vary how much to take out in the gray areas. Throughout the process I used a super bright light bulb to see. A normal candle doesn't penetrate well enough for the details to show.
It's a lot cheaper than paint or black light, but that could have been a good way to go too. Hmmm...
This was only my second attempt at pumpkin carving to be honest, (My sly cooper was the first) and I plan on doing as many as I can next year! I might even take requests if I get good enough ^-^